Me

About Me

I'm a twenty-something software engineer living in San Francisco. I love the Bay Area and all it has to offer, from the city to the mountains to the ocean and all of the wonderful cuisine throughout. I love technology and believe that it can be harnessed to inspire and incite positive impacts on the world. I appreciate our access to fresh produce and I am intrigued by agri-tech. I'd love to travel around the world and explore how Silicon Valley technologies can help solve problems in innovative ways around the world.

Contact Details

Kelsey Tripp
878 Dolores Street, Apt. #3
San Francisco, CA 94110

(908) 328-9350
kelsey.a.tripp @ gmail.com

Education

Brown University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science May 2013

I enjoyed four wonderful years in Providence, Rhode Island pursuing a degree in Computer Science. When not studying, I fulfilled my duties as Co-President of the Class of 2013, some of which included fundraising, organizing, and planning events while managing a $200K budget for our Senior Week.

For six semesters, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for four different courses within the CS department. Throughout my TA experience I developed course materials, held office hours, led lab sections, and mentored hundreds of students in oject-oriented programming, systems programming, scientific programming, and computing for the social sciences.

I spent my junior spring semester studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, which was an amazing and inspiring experience.

Professional Experience

NetApp

Software Engineer September 2013 - Present

As an early member of NetApp's new All Flash Array storage manageability team, I have re-designed and implemented the FlashRay Setup Wizard for turnkey system installation, taking the customer from box to easy system management in minutes. I have developed various components of the Jetty web server and REST APIs, including simulators and error injection mechanisms. In addition, I have worked on a Python framework for the automated testing of simulated IO situations and relevant performance APIs.

As scrum master, I have worked to transform team culture and increase team capacity, moving the team from a waterfall model to successful Agile methodologies. I resolve dependencies between teams across the Mars program in a Scaled Agile Framework environment.

Nebula

Technical Intern June 2012 - August 2012

I spent the summer of 2012 as a member of the inaugural class of KPCB Engineering Fellows. At Nebula, a KPCB-backed cloud computing startup, I worked on the front end team in a fast-paced Agile development environment. I developed a new UI component integral to the OpenStack Project using Django and Javascript, and integrated this feature into both Nebula’s product and OpenStack’s Dashboard.

VenueTap

Software Engineering Intern June 2011 - August 2011

In the summer of 2011, I interned for an early-stage NYC startup engaged in nightlife reservations. I implemented features for both the front back ends of site using C# and ASP.NET, including revamping the existing reservation management system and helping to design the next generation of the site. I used SQL Server to modify and create stored procedures and tables, gaining experience in the utilization of version control with databases.

Mobile Impact

Independent Web Developer May 2011 - September 2011

I worked as an independent web developer and designed, created, produced and deployed a company website for Mobile Impact, LLC.

Brown University Department of Computer Science

Head Teaching Assistant January 2010 - May 2013

I developed teaching materials and assignments for CS033, a new introductory systems course that launched in Fall 2012. As HTA, I was responsible for managing 13 other TAs and running a class of 130 students with duties ranging from administration, grade distribution, and leading lab sections.

As a TA for the legendary CS015 (Fall 2010-2011), and CS004 (Spring 2010-2011), I taught Object-Oriented Programming concepts in Java and scientific computer strategies in MATLAB, respectively. With almost 200 students per course, I developed course projects and materials, mentored students, and produced and edited videos meant to aid student understanding. In Spring 2013, I was a TA for CS0931, introducing computing concepts to students of the social sciences.

Verizon, Inc.

Information Technology Intern June 2010 - August 2010

At my first internship, I performed alpha testing of mobile media applications, conducted user experience surveys, and analyzed responses of trial customers. I also aided in the development of cloud-based applications and services for Verizon's mobile media platform.

Skills & Technologies

I am programming language impartial and am happy when I have the opportunity to learn new languages and technologies as I work with them. I am most comfortable with Python and Java but I love C and C++ just as much. I have experience with a wide variety of frameworks and and systems.

  • Python & Django
  • Java
  • C & C++
  • C# & ASP.NET
  • HTML & CSS
  • REST & Jetty & JAX-RS
  • MATLAB
  • Linux

Training & Certifications

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance July 2014

Awards & Recognition

KPCB Engineering Fellow

Inaugural Class Summer 2012

Grace Hopper Scholarship Winner

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing October 2012

Leadership & Volunteering

Brown Club of San Francisco

Board Member & Webmaster 2014-Present

Founding member of the new Brown Alumni Club of San Francisco, planning alumni events and managing web technologies for the board.

Brown Class of 2013 Coordinating Board

Co-President 2009-2013

Fundraised over $200K, planned events, and managed budget for Brown’s 2013 Senior Week. Held elected leadership positions for four years and worked with other board members to plan events fostering solidarity between students, alumni, and the community.

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

Volunteer 2014-Present

Volunteer for CUESA in San Francisco helping to raise awareness of sustainable agriculture and support San Francisco’s largest farmer’s market, the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

Get In Touch.

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